WH Question Words • We use question words to ask certain types of questions (question word questions). We often refer to them as WH words because they include the letters WH (for example WHy, HoW). Question Word what Function Example asking for information about something What is your name? asking for repetition or confirmation What? I can't hear you. You did what? asking for a reason, asking what...for why What did you do that for? when asking about time When did he leave? where asking in or at what place or position Where do they live? asking about choice Which colour do you want? which Question Word Function Example who asking what or which person or Who opened the people (subject) door? whom asking what or which person or Whom did you see? people (object) whose asking about ownership Whose are these keys? Whose turn is it? why asking for reason, asking what...for Why do you say that? why don't making a suggestion Why don't I help you? Question Word how Function Example asking about manner How does this work? asking about condition or quality How was your exam? how + adj/adv asking about extent or degree how far distance how long length (time or space) see examples below How far is Pattaya from Bangkok? How long will it take? how many quantity (countable) How many cars are there? how much quantity (uncountable) How much money do you have? WH Question Words for Simple Past Tense • WH + did + S + V + C/O ? – What did he do? – Why did she cry? • WH + was/were + S + adj ? – Who was sick? WH Question Words for Simple Present Tense • WH + do/does + S + V + C/O ? – What does he do? – Why do you like sport? • WH + is/am/are + S + adj ? – Who is sick? WH Question Words for Present Continues Tense • WH + do/does + S + V-ing + C/O ? – What is he doing? – Where is she leaving?